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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Architectural Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5304
Chairperson: Dr. Christine LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355

The Architectural Technology A.A.S. program prepares students to explore innovative ideas and technologies that impact the environment and society. The curriculum is designed to provide technically trained personnel for the building construction industry and its interrelated fields of architecture and engineering at a level between the skilled artisan and the professional engineer and architect. Students enrolled in the Architectural Technology program will develop an understanding of the interwoven problems and relationships of the owner, architect, engineer, contractor and municipalities as they apply to the planning, design and erection of buildings.

Required and elective courses emphasize detailed residential and commercial construction drawings, rendering and designing of a variety of building types applying current codes, drafting media, and computer generated design. Equally emphasized is the understanding of building methods, materials, structure and mechanical systems and cost estimating procedures.

Because the course of study encompasses technology, natural and social sciences, math and the arts, there are various opportunities for graduates of the program in both the public and private areas. Graduates will be qualified for employment in architectural design and planning firms as well as for positions in architectural preservation, development corporations, construction companies, engineering firms and surveying firms.

The Architectural Technology program provides an excellent opportunity for students who plan to work in the architectural field upon graduation or who wish to transfer to a four-year architectural program in order to become a registered architect, and is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and furthers its goal of providing an educated workforce for the Capital Region and beyond.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only   70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $665.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101 College Forum** (1)
CIVL 100 Introduction to Hand Drawing Techniques 3
CIVL 102 Architectural Fundamentals 3
CIVL 103 Digital Media for Architectural Technology 3
CIVL 110 Engineering Graphics 3
CIVL 112 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
CIVL 114 Construction Materials 2
CIVL 210 Structures I 3
CIVL 211 Structures II 4
CIVL 215 Building Systems Overview and CAD Integrated Design 3
CIVL 220 Architectural Design 3
CIVL 223 Introduction to Building Technology 3
CNST 130 Principles and Practices of Light Construction 3
CNST 230 Construction Management Seminar 3
CNST 232 Site Development 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
  Humanities or Social Science Elect. 3
  Total Credits Required 64
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full-time students.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum (1)
CIVL 100 Introduction to Hand Drawing Techniques 3
CIVL 102 Architectural Fundamentals 3
CIVL 114 Construction Materials 2
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
CIVL 103 Digital Media for Architectural Technology 3
CIVL 110 Engineering Graphics 3
CIVL 112 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
  Term Total 17
THIRD TERM
CIVL 210 Structures I 3
CIVL 220 Architectural Design 3
CIVL 223 Introduction to Building Technology 3
CNST 130 Principles and Practices of Light Construction 3
CNST 230 Construction Management Seminar 3
  Term Total 15
FOURTH TERM
CIVL 211 Structures II 4
CIVL 215 Building Systems Overview and CAD Integrated Design 3
CNST 232 Site Development 3
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
  Humanities or Social Science Elect. 3
  Term Total 17